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Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) Hope Day of Awareness – June 9

On June 9, Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday will focus national attention on ending all forms of violence with a digital media campaign – shared tweets, posted photos and other online efforts.

A message from Eugene Woods, President and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System and 2017 Chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees

The June 9 HAVhope Day of Awareness is an outgrowth of a project initiated by the AHA Board of Trustees to give voice to hospital efforts that combat violence in their communities and their facilities. While violence is different from one community to another, it has become a major public health and safety issue for nearly everyone in our country. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.3 million people are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for violent injuries and violence costs more than $85 billion annually in medical expenses and lost productivity. What is constant, however, is the commitment of hospitals and health systems in helping their employees, patients and communities address violence in whatever form it may take.

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